Cabot had to settle for a doubleheader split with Jonesboro last week when they had a pitching gem in a 5-0 win, but also had a 10-6 loss.
Zachary Patterson was dominant while tossing the shutout for the Panthers. Patterson went the full seven innings, giving up just three hits while striking out five and not walking a batter.
Patterson seemed to get stronger as the game wore on, picking up all five of his strikeouts over the final four innings.
Offensively, Patterson helped himself out in the second inning by scoring what turned out to be the only run he would need. Patterson stroked a double, then scored when Kason Kimbrell came up behind him with another double.
The Panthers scored again in the third inning when Gavin Tillery worked a walk, then moved into scoring position when Tristan Bulice was hit by a pitch with two outs. Coleman McAtee followed with an RBI single, driving in Tillery.
Tillery was at it again in the fifth inning when Cabot took command of the scoreboard. The lefty hit a one-out single, followed by a single from Riley Knudsen. Bulice then crushed a double that brought both runners in for a 4-0 lead. Bulice scored one batter later on another single from McAtee.
In the 10-6 loss, Jonesboro’s bats were red hot as the Hurricane stroked seven consecutive hits in a seven-run second inning that proved to be enough.
Jonathan Latture went 2 for 2 in the loss with a double and a run scored. Adam Hicks was 2 for 4 with a run.
Kimbrell singled and scored a pair of runs for the Panthers, one coming after he reached base after a strikeout. Bulice was one for three with a double and run, while Knudsen was one for four with a double and a run.